Wednesday, April 27, 2011
We are taking a laid back approach to potty training since Miles is still so young and we're going through a period of transition. If he wants to sit on the potty - more power to him!
Everyday this little man brings us so much joy - he's awesome. Friday morning we made a rare exception to our "no TV before age 2" rule and watched part of the royal wedding. Miles was really into it - waving at Kate and William, squealing at the planes flying over the couple and making horse noises when he saw the parade of people walking towards the palace.
Wednesday morning, first thing in morning, I go into this little spitfires' room and he immediately scoots out of bed and goes right for the play-Doh saying "open Play-Doh please." No good morning mommy - he must have had the fun Doh on his mind all night. He then quickly moved on to demanding a "breakfast bar" which he happily waved in the air and then gobbled up. Before I left for work he was commanding"sit daddy." The little boy knows what he wants!
These two little bestie cousins got together for an impromptu play date. It's so fun watching them - they do less parallel play and interact with one another much more (besides trying to snatch each others toys). Can two boys be any cuter?
Our wait for baby continues. A couple of weeks ago my doctor said the baby could come at anytime. So I take this literally meaning the baby will be here soon! At my appointment Wednesday the quote from my doctor was "anything can push you into labor at this point." I'm further dilated and looking huge! So every moment I'm waiting, waiting, waiting for labor to get the show on the road. Friday morning I was finally showing signs of labor and after a call to the doctor's office we headed to the hospital to see if this was the real thing. Unfortunately, it wasn't and we were sent home after 2 hours. Going through a dry run - bags packed in the car, Miles with my parents - it was a little disappointing to have to go home without our baby girl. Baby girl - we're waiting for you!
To look on the bright side with no baby yet I got to kick off the official garage sale season with the Jonathan Festival of Garage Sales. Even though it was raining my mom, sister and I definitely did some power-garage saling. We bought so much that the SUV was full and we had to call in reinforcements - my dad to pick-up the rest of our purchases. I love deals and now have 2 kids to shop for - fun, fun!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Poor Miles has been sick since Thursday. Friday morning I took him to the doctor and he tested negative for strep and his ears remain clear. It's just a nasty virus and sore throat. He's had a few rough days with no appetite. Today he finally ate a little and even sat in his high chair which he has been refusing to do since he hasn't wanted to eat. His fever broke Friday night and he's on the mend.
We celebrated a quick, early Easter with my siblings on Saturday after the shower. Miles is thoroughly loved - he received Easter baskets from both sets of grandparents and his aunts and uncles. Sunday morning we gave Miles his Easter basket. Our little bunny loved the little puppy and truck book the best (no surprise here - he loves what he loves!).
We had breakfast and went to church with my parents.
Since Miles is sick we didn't make the usual rounds to celebrate Easter with both sides of my family. Instead we took it easy at home this afternoon - Miles had a good nap and we went to the park.
A few Miles-isms:
- Singing Twinkle, Twinkle, The ABCs, Humpty Dumpty and Eee-I-Eee-I-O. His little voice will just randomly ring out when the singing mood strikes him and he sings on key!
- Miles likes company - when he's sitting on the floor playing or eating a snack he's always commanding us to "mommy sit daddy sit."
- Today he exclaimed Happy Easter, greeted people with "hi" at the park and blows kisses when saying goodbye to us and his grandparents.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Our family has been busy lately preparing for the baby. This weekend our yard got completely cleaned up (thanks to Mike and my dad I no longer have to look out the window in disgust at the matted leaves and 1000 twigs scattered throughout the yard), I made two lasagna dishes for dinner with my parents and the Carlson family Saturday night (thanks mom for your help!) and we spent a lot of time outside - both sucking up boxelder bugs with the shop vac and taking walks. Today was a relaxing day for us - no plans, in our pjs until late, lots of low key time together and Mike and I just got done watching a documentary on the Foo Fighters (we're not totally old, uncool parents yet!). Just what the doctor ordered for this very pregnant mama. So, to continue the low-keyness of the day I'm opting not to write a huge narrative this week but will leave you with a few pictures of little big man in the tub.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
After naps and lunch we went to the park. Who needs an expensive amusement park when you have a lovely toddler playground practically in your backyard? We almost had the place to ourselves and we all had a great time.
Is this the two-man luge or just Mike and Miles having way too much fun on the twisting slide?As the time for baby #2's arrival gets closer Mike and I have been reflecting on what a great family we have and our sweet boy, Miles. We've come so far with Miles that starting over with a newborn sometimes feels overwhelming but if we love Miles this much we're hoping our joy will be multiplied with this new little one.